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Check Out These Horror Movies From Latin America To Get You In The Halloween Mood

Every year when October rolls around, the traditional horror films such as “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” make the movie marathon rounds. This year, switch things up a little bit and screen some horror films from Mexico and South America.

1. “La maldición de la llorona”

La Llorona is one of the OG scary legends of Mexico folklore, so you know she had to get her shining moment on film at one point or another. In this 1963 Mexican horror film, a beautiful villain who likes to practice black magic tries to lure her niece into her mansion. The plot sounds like a creepier version of Snow White as they try to resurrect La Llorona. Sounds crazier than our Tia Rosita who has five dogs and cats in her house, but only by a little bit.

2. “Hasta el viento tiene miedo”

Literally translated as “Even the wind is afraid,” just the title of this Mexican horror film is enough to send chills up our spine. Think of it as our parents’ version of “Saw” or “The Conjuring.” The film is set at an all-girls boarding school and a ghost roams the halls, constantly sparking nightmares for one of the students.

3. “Cronos”

Before Guillermo del Toro become an Oscar winner and had racked up a roster of fantastical films, his 1993 horror drama film “Cronos” was the first feature film he directed. The film’s plot centered around an antique dealer who finds a mechanical object that injects him and allows him to become younger and stronger—but also gives him a thirst for blood. If you want to continue a del Toro-themed scary movie marathon, then follow up “Cronos” with “The Devil’s Backbone.”

4. “This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse”

An example of Brazilian pornochanchada (a genre of sex comedy films made popular in the 1960s), “This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse” was one far-out baby mama drama. The main protagonist impregnates women but first makes them go through trials of tortures and tarantulas because his spawn must be immune to fear. None of this makes sense to us either.

5. “Alucarda”

In this Mexican horror film, two orphan girls at a convent get possessed by a demonic force after bumping into a band of gypsies and opening a casket. The film has often been compared to “The Exorcist” because of the similar themes of being possessed and scenes of sacrilege.

6. “Veneno para las hadas”

As the name suggests, “Veneno para las hadas” (Poison for fairies) starts out innocently and then turns menacing. In this 1980s Mexican horror film, a young girl named Veronica believes in witchcraft and evil spirits and convinces a new girl at her school she is a witch and can make supernatural events occur. When both girls attend a family vacation together, the plot thickens with a blazing fire involved.

7. “La Tía Alejandra”

Alright kids, this is why you need to be respectful to your elders. In this Mexican horror film, an elderly lady comes to live with her nephew’s family and is mercilessly teased by the children. Little did they know she is an actual witch that practices witchcraft and some strange events soon start to happen in the house.


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Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights, a Universal Studios staple, is not happening this year and there is only one thing to blame: Covid. The virus, which is still spread wildly in the U.S., has forced so many things to be canceled. People are not happy with the decision.

For the first time in 30 years, Halloween Horror Nights is not happening.

Halloween Horror Nights is one of the biggest events of the year at Universal Studios in Florida and California. The sudden (and not surprising) cancelation is a devastating announcement for the fans of spooky culture.

Honestly, people are ready to throw their tantrums over this.

Florida and California, home to both Universal Studios, are dealing with major Covid outbreaks. California had an explosion of Covid cases that forced the state to reverse some of its rapid reopenings. Florida is another state dealing with a major Covid outbreak that has forced some places to reclose as Disney pushes forward with the reopening.

There’s a lot of pain out there right now.

It really is another blow in a very devastating year. So many people hoped that Halloween would still happen yet the patchwork response we’ve had against the virus isn’t helping. The loss of a Halloween tradition is just too painful right now but we will be alright.

All we can do now is wait “patiently” for Halloween 2021…

All it took was wearing masks and social distancing to avoid this yet, here we are. Remember to take care of yourself, your health, and your community. This means wearing masks and social distancing to protect each other.

READ: Republican Senator Blames Latino Community For Disproportionate COVID Case Numbers

It’s Official: ‘Scream 5’ Is A Go And Here’s Why It Might Be The Best One Yet

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It’s Official: ‘Scream 5’ Is A Go And Here’s Why It Might Be The Best One Yet

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The last several years have seen the revitalization of several horror franchises, including HalloweenChild’s Play and the forthcoming Candyman.

Obviously, Coronavirus has shutdown the global economy and along with it – pretty much all film production. So although we can officially confirm that Scream 5 is definitely happening, we don’t have a whole lot of details just yet. But here’s everything we know so far:

People are beyond ready to get back to Scream and find out where everyone’s at.

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It’s been almost a decade since the last Scream film, so moviegoers are eager to catch up with Sidney Prescott and her friends in another murderous romp through Woodsboro.

Scream 5 could be an entirely new idea or could pick right up where Scream 4 left off…we’re still not sure.

It’s still unclear whether or not this new film is a brand new Scream, or Scream 5. With Campbell in conversations, and Arquette on board, we’re thinking this could be more of a Scream 4 situation, with the old gang getting back together, joined by a new crop of youngsters for Ghostface to torment for our viewing pleasure.

But exactly what Scream 5 might contain is a total mystery, as the movie’s cast and crew are still being assembled 

However, the film is likely to star several of the OG actors that made the film franchise so popular.

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The Hollywood Reporter has just reported that David Arquette is returning to the series as Dewey Riley, the Woodboro Sheriff who has taken a beating – and more than a few stabbings – throughout the franchise. “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,” Areuqtte told THR. “Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”

No word yet on whether Courteney Cox will reprise her role as Gale Weathers, but things are looking promising for the return of Sidney Prescott.

In a Five Favorite Films interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Neve Campbell revealed she is in discussions about the new film.

“We’re having conversations – I have been approached about it,” she told Rotten Tomatoes. “The timing’s a bit challenging because of COVID. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s all going to work out…. We’re negotiating, so we’ll see

The future of Scream was totally up in the air after the passing of it’s famed creator, Wes Craven.

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Fans have been hoping that Scream would return to theaters with a fifth movie, although Wes Craven’s death in 2015 seemed to dash any dreams of that becoming a reality. But Scream 5 is making some major steps forward, breaking the internet in the process. Kevin Williamson wrote the original Scream and most of their sequels, so he knows the films well.

The whole team wants to make Wes proud, with Kevin Williamson saying: “I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Guy and Radio Silence on the next Scream. Their take on the movie is both original, inventive and honors Wes’ legacy in a wonderful way. Ready or Not was my favorite horror film of last year and I can’t wait to see what their amazing talents bring to the Scream universe. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

All I know is that I’m super excited to get back into Scream – and this might be the movie that gets me back into a movie theatre.

I’m super eager to see where the trio of protagonists landed after surviving the events of Scream 4. Did Sidney go back into hiding, or has she continued to reclaim her power? Additionally, I’m not convinced that Hayden Panettiere’s Kirby died in the fourth movie.